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Old 01-16-2011, 02:28 AM   #1
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OK, I brewed a batch of preprohibition lager from NB a couple of weeks after I ordered my temp controller for the fridge.. Needless to say, it's not here yet..

I put a light in the fridge to keep it about 55, but the temp has been swinging wildly between about 45 and 70... (air temp not liquid temp!)


Should I take it out and put it somewhere that's consistently 62 until the controller gets here ??? Or keep trying to keep the temp right ??

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Old 01-16-2011, 03:32 AM   #2
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I've decided to keep messing with the fridge, it's just to warm in here ... I'll just try to keep a better eye on the temp..

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Old 01-19-2011, 05:25 PM   #3
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So after my assumed wildly swinging temps, it turns out the liquid temp was staying pretty close to 50, and has been there for nearly a week.. I tested the gravity today and it is at 1.014, which is within a couple of points of my estimated FG of 1.012 (based on 75% eff of Wyeast 2007 lager) ..

I just found out that I don't have to lager in a keg, and can do it in glass.. this makes me very happy, and it shouldn't screw up my pipeline nearly as bad as I had thought ( I only have 2 kegs)

Any votes for moving this bad boy for a diactyl rest ?? Should I rack before the rest or after??

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Old 01-21-2011, 06:37 AM   #4
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I moved this to a D rest in a cool place in the house, and ...

MY PECKER FELL OFF !!!

(just checking to see if anyones reading)

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I can honestly say that that has never happend to me except for one time!?!

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I moved this to a D rest in a cool place in the house, and ...

MY PECKER FELL OFF !!!

(just checking to see if anyones reading)
I hate when that happens.
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I hate when that happens.
LMAO! That made my Friday morning.

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sounds like you got it caught in a mouse trap! eeks.. a bald headed mouse!

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And some kidnapped handicap was complainin' that he caught the clap from some mousetrap he bought last night,

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Haahhahah !! I knew SOMEONE was reading !!

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